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Wilhelm von Humboldt’s anthropological philosophy

Wiesław Małecki

Abstract

This dissertation consists of two main parts, which are: philosophical aesthetics, and philosophical anthropology. This two research fields all together are bearing the name of "anthropological philosophy”. The first part of dissertation presents detailed analysis of Wilhelm von Humboldt’s greatest aesthetical work: Ästhetische Versuche, Erster Theil: Ueber Göthes Hermann und Dorothea, with particular emphasis on question of poetical imagination, which builds a main problem of Humboldt’s philosophical aesthetics. It is also an attempt to deconstruct the Humboldt’s image just as an admirer of the Weimar Classics main thinkers, like Johann Wolfgang Goethe and Friedrich Schiller. The categories of "imagination", as well as "sex-gender" and "character" building a common basis of aesthetics and anthropology. In topic of sex he authored two important contributions: Über den Geschlechtsunterschied und dessen Einfluss auf die organische Natur and Über männliche und weibliche Form, which contains Humboldt’s original concept of femininity and masculinity. Humboldt’s anthropological thought was mainly concentrated around the project of comparative anthropology. The reconstruction of this idea builds a frame for the considerations in the second part of this dissertation. The most interesting part of the comparative anthropology is anthropology of the Basque land. A research project completed during Humboldt’s journeys to Spain, from November 1799 to April 1800 and in the summer of 1801.
Record ID
UAM7b86ce57cbaa42ff91eb4199bc1d2d0d
Diploma type
Doctor of Philosophy
Author
Title in Polish
Filozofia antropologiczna Wilhelma von Humboldta
Title in English
Wilhelm von Humboldt’s anthropological philosophy
Language
pol (pl) Polish
Certifying Unit
Faculty of Social Sciences (FoSS)
Discipline
cultural studies / (humanities) / (humanities)
Scientific discipline (2.0)
1.6 culture and religion sciences
Status
Finished
Defense Date
07-06-2010
Title date
07-06-2010
Supervisor
URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10593/432 Opening in a new tab
Keywords in English
philosophy; anthropology; estetyka; Basqueland
Abstract in English
This dissertation consists of two main parts, which are: philosophical aesthetics, and philosophical anthropology. This two research fields all together are bearing the name of "anthropological philosophy”. The first part of dissertation presents detailed analysis of Wilhelm von Humboldt’s greatest aesthetical work: Ästhetische Versuche, Erster Theil: Ueber Göthes Hermann und Dorothea, with particular emphasis on question of poetical imagination, which builds a main problem of Humboldt’s philosophical aesthetics. It is also an attempt to deconstruct the Humboldt’s image just as an admirer of the Weimar Classics main thinkers, like Johann Wolfgang Goethe and Friedrich Schiller. The categories of "imagination", as well as "sex-gender" and "character" building a common basis of aesthetics and anthropology. In topic of sex he authored two important contributions: Über den Geschlechtsunterschied und dessen Einfluss auf die organische Natur and Über männliche und weibliche Form, which contains Humboldt’s original concept of femininity and masculinity. Humboldt’s anthropological thought was mainly concentrated around the project of comparative anthropology. The reconstruction of this idea builds a frame for the considerations in the second part of this dissertation. The most interesting part of the comparative anthropology is anthropology of the Basque land. A research project completed during Humboldt’s journeys to Spain, from November 1799 to April 1800 and in the summer of 1801.

Uniform Resource Identifier
https://researchportal.amu.edu.pl/info/phd/UAM7b86ce57cbaa42ff91eb4199bc1d2d0d/
URN
urn:amu-prod:UAM7b86ce57cbaa42ff91eb4199bc1d2d0d

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